Artistic Licence launches versaSplit at PLASA London 2014

September 22, 2014

Artistic Licence is excited to launch versaSplit, a modular and configurable rack-mount product that promises to redefine the DMX512, ethernet and radio distribution market. Designed with ultimate flexibility in mind, versaSplit can be a radio distribution system one day, and a DMX splitter or ethernet node the next.

Central to the design are modular inputs that can be swapped in and out by the user as the application demands.

versaSplit duo with twin radio modules straight

There are 5 types of isolated input modules:

  • DMX512/RDM with data fixer, using 5-pin XLR
  • DMX512/RDM with data fixer, using 3-pin XLR
  • DMX512/RDM with data fixer, using RJ45
  • Radio with data fixer, using CRMX wireless DMX
  • Ethernet (compatible with Art-Net and sACN)

versaSplit module montage

Having selected the module(s) required, customers can choose between three types of base unit:

  • versaSplit mono: 10-output splitter in a 1RU rack format. It has one input module slot.
  • versaSplit iso: As versaSplit mono, but with individually isolated outputs.
  • versaSplit duo: 8-output splitter in a 1RU rack format. It has two input module slots, A and B. Each splitter output can be allocated to either the A or B input module.

versaSplit duo with twin dmx5 modules straight

versaSplit can be ordered with any combination of 5-pin XLR, 3-pin XLR and Ethercon RJ45 connectors on the outputs. While these are defined at manufacture, the input modules are fully interchangeable and available for separate purchase, enabling customers to expand the functionality of their product in the future if desired. Swapping the modules is a quick and simple task that requires only a screwdriver.

Artistic Licence CEO, Wayne Howell, comments: “I’m incredibly enthused about versaSplit — it’s a real game-changer that breaks down the barriers between historical product types. Many installations require mixed approaches to DMX distribution, so having a single, multi-purpose solution is absolutely the way forward. We feel confident that versaSplit will prove to be a highly attractive investment for many hire companies, as well as the studio and theatre markets.”

versaSplit is being entered into this year’s PLASA Awards for Innovation. Visitors to the show can view it in the Awards gallery and, of course, at the Artistic Licence stand, L50.


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